Andreas Gerber joined Credit Suisse in 1989 and has been Head of SME Business Switzerland since April 2015. His professional career has taken him from advising major clients listed on the stock exchange, via managing corporate client business in the Bern market area, to serving as Head of SME Region Mittelland from 2006. In September 2010, he moved to Zurich, where for four years he led the corporate client business of Region Zurich and Schaffhausen.He has a degree in Business Economics (University of Applied Sciences) and is a graduate of the Executive Program of the Swiss Finance Institute in Zurich and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover (USA). He was promoted to Managing Director in 2009.He lives in Uitikon-Waldegg, is married, and is the father of two sons.
Dr. Beat Brechbühl
Dr. Beat Brechbühl is a lawyer with a postgraduate qualification from the University of Chicago Law School and managing partner and head of the M&A/corporate team at Kellerhals Carrard, a leading Swiss firm of corporate lawyers with over 200 attorneys in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich, as well as offices in Shanghai and Tokyo.He chairs the board of directors of AVAG, Bern airport and SC Bern ice hockey club, is a member of the board of directors at various Swiss companies (including the Mobiliar cooperative insurance company, the Quickline Group and Wandfluh), and is one of the founders and board members of Swiss Venture Club (SVC). He also lectures on entrepreneurship at the University of Bern.
Ralph Bloch is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Swiss Universal Bank (SUB), based in Zurich. He is the Head of Solution Partners within Premium Clients and member of the Premium Clients Management Committee.Mr. Bloch joined Solution Partners, a unit providing investment banking solutions to UHNW clients, in 2007.Mr. Bloch joined Credit Suisse in 1999 working in the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) departments in Zurich, London and New York where he was involved in M&A, equity derivatives, convertibles and equity related offerings (IPOs, block trades, ABBs).Mr. Bloch holds a degree in Finance & Economics from the University of Zurich.